Guernsey Press

Proms on the Wicket about more than the Last Night

THE pomp and circumstance of the Royal Albert Hall comes to Guernsey tomorrow with the Proms on the Wicket event being held at the KGV.

Edie and Kitty Cairns, get into the Last Night mood with behind, left to right, Carly Howlett from principal sponsor Aspida Advisory Services, organiser Natalie Davidson, and KGV general manager Debbie Hunter. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 32509480)

And there is more than just the Last Night of the Proms to celebrate.

‘This is the first-ever family afternoon prom,’ said event organiser Natalie Davidson.

‘There is something for everyone, with the prom, live concerts and films, and it's all free.

‘We have been very lucky with the weather as it looks like it will be a glorious day.’

Alongside the live music and the live broadcast of the Last Night of the Proms, two musicals, the animation Sing 2, and La La Land will be shown on the big screen during the afternoon.

The 18th Guernsey Proms will also feature the Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir who performed earlier this year in Cardiff before the Wales v England Six Nations match.

Chairs will be available for a small donation and all those attending are welcome to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets and pick their spot on the grass.

Proms on the Wicket is free to attend thanks to the support of principal sponsor Aspida Advisory Services, gold sponsor Guernsey Arts and supporters Guernsey Press, Specsavers and Utmost Worldwide.

Organisers hope donations to help cover the costs to stage the event will be made on the gate in exchange for an all-important union flag.

The KGV, which runs on a not-for-profit basis, has asked that those attending do not bring their own alcohol and support the bar and food offerings on site.

. Bike and car parking is available at the KGV and Shiloh Church and the venue is on both the 41 and 42 bus routes and the N2 night service.


. 2pm – Sing 2 on the big screen

. 4.20pm – Family Prom: Mini Big Band Collective playing favourites from films and stage musicals

. 5.30 pm – La La Land on the big screen

. 8pm – Evening concert: Bel Canto and Guernsey Male Voice choir, finishing with a combined Les Miserables medley

. 9.30pm – Second half of the Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall